The Institut pour la photographie has invited MAPS to carry out a project in the French Hauts-de-France region.
Six photographers — Elena Anosova, Matthieu Gafsou, Cédric Gerbehaye, Simona Ghizzoni, Christian Lutz, John Vink — and the graphic artist Chiquinquirá García found themselves faced with regional statistical data, the starting point for their exploration.
In different parts of the world, MAPS photographers and creatives all spent weeks on lockdown, one of the measures taken by many countries to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photographers and creatives began this project to cope with isolation. Collectively, the work produced during this unsettling time, from March to May 2020, portrays their own situations and emotions.
They offer an insight into the lives of authors as caregivers, parents and community members, reflecting the consciousness of those around them as every day life continued to be dramatically altered by the pandemic.
Assembled in three chapters — Roots ; Suspended Times ; Uncertainty — their images show anxiety, confusion and loneliness, intersecting with the value of human connection and support.
Photo exhibition | 06/09 – 14/10/2018 | @ De Markten / Brussels
The UNREST photo exhibition, presented at the De Markten cultural center in Brussels from September 6th to October 14th, brings together 20 visual stories, inviting us to reflect and provoking in us, the viewers, questions about the volatile state of our world.
This orchestrated interaction between 100 photographs of twelve MAPS photographers explores three central current topics: migration, civil society’s response to social issues and the threat to both humanity and our environment due to human activity.